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X ngravaru: (someone) called `X'

The present animate verbal noun of the quotative verb n, which has the form ngravaru, is translated in English as `someone called X' or `X by name', `known as X'.

Զ Ԩ Ĩ?
venkadaacalam ngravaru viidu idu- taan- nkal-een?
Might this be the house of the man called Venkadaacalam, if you please?

Note that this sentence uses deferential Ψ een as a substitute for interrogative aa. Cf. § xxx.



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